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About Rohalmighty

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  1. Snow Leopard 10.6.6 can be directly updated using the default update. this is what you do: Click on Update in the Apple once the update file is downloaded, do not restart. Go to /s/l/e and search and delete Sleepenabler.kext you need to delete this kext or else your mac will get in to a kernel panic then click on the restart button and enjoy
  2. After a long and brutal struggle (brutal for my laptop) for two weeks, success came in converting Dell Studio 1555 into a Mac Book Pro. Now that it has been done, it is time to share this success with all those who want to get out of there mediocre life of doors and windows and enter the promise land... For the starters lets checkout the hardware configuration, Dell Studio 1555 Intel Core 2 duo Processor 4 GB RAM ATI Radeon HD 4500 Series Broadcom Netlink BCM5787M LAN Wireless Intel 5100/5300 AGN (not working) Having tried iATKOS and SnowOSX UniFlash (Universal, the one using USb) but they showed no concrete results. They did start the mac but, customization or update was out of question. The one that worked was Snow Leopard 10.6.6 for Intel by Hazard. A fully operational Mac [Except for the Intel 5100 wifi]. Follow the steps given and you will have a fully operational Mac on your Dell 1555 in no time The Guide [Caution: Read the entire guide before proceeding] 1 Download Snow Leopard 10.6.6 by hazard from the bay of pirates. Here is the link name ⁃ Snow_Leopard_10.6.6_SSE2_SSE3_Intel_Only_by_Hazard (Google it) 2 You will also need some kext to enable sound, graphics and ethernet. you can find these on InsanelyMac or Hackint0sh. Here are the links, ⁃ Sound and EthernetStudio1555osx.zip ⁃ GraphicsDell_Studio_1555.zip, DSDTPatcherGUI_1.zip 3 Once you have downloaded these files, burn the OSX onto a DVD and copy the kext onto a USB 4 Now insert the DVD, restart and enter the boot menu (usually pressing F12) 5 When the chameleon boot loader comes up, press F8 and type ‘-v’ [this is to ensure you know if the startup gets stuck] 6 It will take some time to boot, once there, enter Utilities>Disk Utilities and create a GUID partition [incase you want to run Windows too, make a windows bootable dvd and after you have made a GUID partition, format one of the partitions as FAT] (I suggest you shift completely to Mac) 7 Format the partition for Mac as Journaled and close the utilities 8 Now click on the partition you made for Mac and click customize [these steps are for Dell Studio 15555. for other laptops it might vary] ⁃ In boot-loader, choose the following ⁃ Chameleon RC5 ⁃ Boot 32 ⁃ in boot options select ⁃ ALL except (Graphics Enabler and GUI) ⁃ You do not need drivers as of now ⁃ then go strait to SATA-PATA and there select ⁃ first 2 AHCI patch (not the LegacyAHCI) ⁃ in patches, select the 2 AHCI patch (select uuid patch only if during booting your Mac doesnot detect UUID) ⁃ you are done now click O.K. and install 9 once the installation is done you will have restart. 10 Your Mac will reboot and you will be asked to filling in few details and set password. 11 The default mode is what has been activated and now you will need the kext you stored in the USB 12 Copy both the folders onto your desktop, using Kext helper, install the ethernet kext present in 1555OSX folder 13 Also Install the Sound and Chip kext present in the same folder 14 Using OSX Tools, set permissions 15 Restart 16 Now for the Graphics ⁃ firstly using Kext Helper install the 3 graphic kext present in Dell Studio 1555 folder ⁃ then using open com.apple.boot.plist in the folder and from the /Extras ⁃ Copy all the siblings present in /Extras/com.apple.boot.plist to the .plist present in the Dell 1555 folder [you need to open both plist to do this] ⁃ once you are done save the plists ⁃ now copy com.apple.boot.plist and SMBios.plist form Dell 1555 to /Extras ⁃ open terminal, become root and do ‘cd /‘ ⁃ remove boot folder present there using ‘rm’ ⁃ copy the boot folder from dell 1555 to ‘/‘ using cp ‘path to the file’ ‘SPACE’ ‘/‘ ⁃ open DSDT GUI and make dsdt, hpet and force compile ⁃ you are done ⁃ restart 17. You should have a fully working Macintosh on your Dell Studio 1555 These are the steps that take you to the promised land... next up:Updating your Studio 1555 Enjoy Have a Nice Day